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Michael Finewax reports that the Penguins remain the top power play team in the NHL heading into the …

The Olympics are over and the Power Play report goes back to the final week of the season before the break.

It was a shame that the NHL's leader in power play points, Nicklas Backstrom, was kicked out of the Olympics for using an allergy medication that is allowed by the National Hockey League and that he has been taking for seven years. 

It was quite an Olympic Games with the hard part being the injuries sustained by Henrik Zetterberg, John Tavares and Mats Zuccarello.

The three injuries will hurt their respective team’s power play as all three were on the first unit.

I’ve added the ranking of each team in brackets as far as power play efficiency is concerned.

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Corey Perry:  14 points in 207:28 minutes of power play time.

Cam Fowler: 15 points in 199:17.

Ryan Getzlaf: 18 points in 198:07.

Nick Bonino: 19 points in 163:17.

Teemu Selanne: 8 points in 115:48.

Hampus Lindholm: 2 points in 112:07.

Anaheim was 1-10 on the power play this week and are now 37-204 (17) this season.  Perry scored with Getzlaf and Fowler drawing the assists


David Krejci: 17 points in 159:52 minutes of power play time.

Torey Krug: 16 points in 155:43.

Jarome Iginla: 12 points in 155:26.

Milan Lucic: 10 points in 144:37.

Zdeno Chara: 12 points in 144:27.

Patrice Bergeron: 4 points in 114:27.

Boston was 2-11 on the power play this week and are now 34-167 (T6) this season.  Iginla and Bergeron scored with Lucic, Chara, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson  helping out with one assist apiece.


Christian Ehrhoff: 7 points in 197:07 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: 11 points in 194:04.

Matt Moulson: 16 points in 163:46.

Cody Hodgson: 13 points in 151:38.

Jamie McBain: 3 points in 129:04.

Tyler Myers: 7 points in 127:03.

The Sabres were 1-14 this week and are 26-184 (27) this season. Steve Ott found the back of the net with Myers and Hodgson chipping in with the assists.


Jiri Hudler: 11 points in 196:27 minutes of power play time.

Mark Giordano: 12 points in 142:22.

Dennis Wideman: 4 points in 137:56.

Michael Cammalleri: 6 points in 133:54.

Kris Russell: 7 points in 132:38.

T.J. Brodie: 6 points in 107:47.

The Flames were 1-6, putting them at 26-181 (T26) this season.  Wideman had the goals with Brodie and Mikael Backlund drawing assists.


Eric Staal: 11 points in 191:45 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 8 points in 158:54.

Jeff Skinner: 17 points in 146:00.

Andrej Sekera: 13 points in 139:13.

Justin Faulk: 6 points in 131:06.

Nathan Gerbe: 7 points in 126:24.

The Hurricanes were 1-8 this week and are now 28-197 in 2013-14 (26).  Sekera continued his fine play by scoring with Skinner and Jordan Staal getting the assists.


Patrick Kane: 23 points in 196:33 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Sharp: 19 points in 194027.

Jonathan Toews: 11 points in 188:29.

Duncan Keith: 18 points in 186:05.

Andrew Shaw: 8 points in 145:33.

Nick Leddy: 8 points in 121:19.

The Blackhawks were 1-9 this week and are now 42-190 (3) this season. Kane scored while Sharp and Toews assisted.


Erik Johnson: 9 points in 152:16 minutes of power play time.

Matt Duchene: 12 points in 146:35.

Ryan O'Reilly: 12 points in 142:08.

Andre Benoit: 7 points in 141:55.

Gabriel Landeskog: 7 points in 139:19.

Nathan MacKinnon: 13 points in 130:08.

Colorado was 2-14 this week and are 33-174 this season which is tied for 13th best in the NHL.  O’Reilly and Landeskog found the back of the net with rookie sensation MacKinnon setting up both. Duchene and Paul Stastny finished the scoring as each had an assist.


James Wisniewski: 19 points in 176:39 minutes of power play time.

Jack Johnson: 10 points in 166:08.

Ryan Johansen: 12 points in 148:56.

Brandon Dubinsky: 7 points in 136:31.

R.J. Umberger: 11 points in 129:49.

Cam Atkinson: 7 points in 128:01.

The Blue Jackets were 3-14 this week and are now 37-199 (15).   Johnson, Umberger and Nick Foligno scored with Wisniewski getting two assists. Johansen, Atkinson, Fedor Tyutin and Mark Letestu drew one assist each.


Jamie Benn: 11 points in 205:33 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Seguin: 16 points in 205:13.

Alex Chiasson: 8 points in 180:10.

Alex Goligoski: 8 points in 177:05.

Erik Cole: 6 points in 149:02.

Ray Whitney: 9 points in 139:35.

Dallas was 1-9 this week and are 31-205 (23) in 2013-14.  Shawn Horcoff scored with Seguin and Rich Peverley assisting.


Niklas Kronwall: 18 points in 197:30 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 158:43.

Daniel Alfredsson: 12 points in 156:46.

Todd Bertuzzi: 4 points in 127:22.

Pavel Datsyuk: 11 points in 119:50.

Tomas Tatar: 5 points in 118:35.

Detroit was 2-13 this week and are now 34-206 (22) this season.  Justin Abdelkader had a goal and an assist with Alfredsson also finding the back of the net. Kronwall assisted on both goals. Zetterberg is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery.


Jordan Eberle: 15 points in 193:52 minutes of power play time.

Justin Schultz: 8 points in 187:00.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 16 points in 186:24.

Taylor Hall: 12 points in 177:26.

David Perron: 9 points in 171:42.

Sam Gagner: 5 points in 127:56.

Edmonton was 0-9 with the man advantage this week and are now 35-207 (20) this season. 


Brian Campbell: 9 points in 241:54 minutes of power play time.

Tomas Fleischmann: 6 points in 151:40.

Aleksander Barkov: 6 points in 144:06.

Brad Boyes: 2 points in 130:26.

Tom Gilbert: 5 points in 126:13.

Jonathan Huberdeau: 5 points in 122:52.

The Panthers were 1-9 this week and are now 17-190 (30). Gilbert scored with Campbell and Huberdeau picking up the assists.


Drew Doughty: 14 points in 232:36 minutes of power play time.

Anze Kopitar: 15 points in 205:58.

Mike Richards: 11 points in 189:25.

Jeff Carter: 8 points in 161:02.

Slava Voynov: 9 points in 160:07.

Justin Williams: 6 points in 147:54.

The Kings were 1-11 this week and are 29-213 (29) this season. Doughty scored with assists going to Kopitar and Voynov.


Ryan Suter: 13 points in 227:39 minutes of power play time.

Jason Pominville: 11 points in 209:59.

Dany Heatley: 10 points in 157:45.

Mikko Koivu: 13 points in 157:41.

Zach Parise: 15 points in 149:33.

Mikael Granlund: 8 points in 124:18.

Minnesota was 2-7 this week and are now 34-186 (16) so far this season. Parise and Nino Niederreiter scored with Pominville, Heatley, Jared Spurgeon and Jason Zucker chipping in with assists.


P.K. Subban: 19 points in 257:07 minutes of power play time.

Andrei Markov: 16 points in 234:44.

Brendan Gallagher: 8 points in 146:22.

Max Pacioretty: 13 points in 133:07.

David Desharnais: 11 points in 129:31.

Tomas Plekanec: 8 points in 107:45.

The Canadiens were 2-3 this week and are 37-194 (12) this season moving up four spots.  Pacioretty had a goal and an assist with Desharnais also finding the back of the net. Subban assisted on both while Markov had one.


Shea Weber: 19 points in 172:33 minutes of power play time.

David Legwand: 16 points in 167:18.

Patric Hornqvist: 12 points in 157:48.

Roman Josi: 10 points in 150:31.

Mike Fisher: 10 points in 137:27.

Seth Jones: 8 points in 122:45.

Nashville was 1-5 this week and are now 36-176 in 2013-14 (T6).  Mike Fisher scored the lone goal for the second week in a row with Legwand and Hornqvist providing the assists.


Jaromir Jagr: 12 points in 174:31 minutes of power play time.

Marek Zidlicky: 12 points in 172:32.

Travis Zajac: 10 points in 147:14.

Michael Ryder: 6 points in 146:09.

Andy Greene: 11 points in 139:38.

Adam Henrique: 9 points in 118:50.

The Devils were 0-10 this week and are now 33-174 (T13) this season. 


John Tavares: 25 points in 241:09 minutes of power play time.

Kyle Okposo: 13 points in 235:09.

Thomas Vanek: 15 points in 226:07.

Frans Nielsen: 17 points in 211:08.

Andrew MacDonald: 11 points in 197:11.

Josh Bailey: 2 points in 89:59.

The Islanders were 2-16 this week and are 34-205 (21) this season. Lubomir Visnovsky was in on both with a goal and an assist with Tavares, who is out for the season after blowing out his knee at the Olympics, also finding the back of the net. Vanek, Bailey and Okposo drew assists. 


Brad Richards: 15 points in 224:48 minutes of power play time.

Ryan McDonagh: 10 points in 170:07.

Derek Stepan: 13 points in 163:08.

Mats Zuccarello: 15 points in 154:10.

Derick Brassard: 15 points in 144:13.

Chris Kreider: 11 points in 124:53.

The Rangers were 2-8 this week and are 39-194 (9) this season. Daniel Girardi had a goal and an assist. Benoit Pouliot was set up by Richards and Brassard for the goal. Zuccarello is expected to miss three-four weeks with a hand injury. 


Erik Karlsson: 25 points in 245:15 minutes of power play time.

Jason Spezza: 16 points in 168:37.

Bobby Ryan: 9 points in 155:43.

Clarke MacArthur: 12 points in 151:43.

Kyle Turris: 10 points in 140:08.

Milan Michalek: 6 points in 122:27.

The Senators were 1-9 this week and are now 38-197 (11).  Patrick Wiercioch scored with Spezza and Karlsson drawing assists.


Claude Giroux: 24 points in 222:14 minutes of power play time.

Jakub Voracek: 14 points in 201:30.

Wayne Simmonds: 16 points in 195:30.

Kimmo Timonen: 12 points in 192:09.

Scott Hartnell: 15 points in 178:53.

Mark Streit: 10 points in 167:02.

Philadelphia was 2-9 with the man advantage and are now 42-214 (10) this season. Streit had both goals with Sean Couturier, Vincent Lecavalier, Giroux and Hartnell setting them up.


Keith Yandle: 22 points in 237:42 minutes of power play time.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 13 points in 226:08.

Mike Ribeiro: 12 points in 204:16.

Radim Vrbata: 18 points in 161:09.

Martin Hanzal: 11 points in 155:45.

Antoine Vermette: 11 points in 133:53.

The Coyotes were 3-11 this week and are now 41-201 (T6) this season.  Vrbata scored twice with Yandle scoring the other and setting up Vrbata on both. Vermette also had two assists while Ribeiro and Mikael Boedker drew assists.


Sidney Crosby: 28 points in 235:04 minutes of power play time.

Chris Kunitz: 20 points in 200:09.

Evgeni Malkin: 21 points in 197:53.

Matt Niskanen: 11 points in 132:59.

James Neal: 18 points in 131:15.

Kris Letang: 11 points in 129:29.

Pittsburgh was 4-11 and are now 48-189 (1) this season. Crosby and Olli Maatta each had a goal and an assist while Malkin and rookie Brian Gibbons also scored. Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen each had two assists with Neal getting one.


Kevin Shattenkirk: 20 points in 184:17 minutes of power play time.

Alex Pietrangelo: 16 points in 169:33.

T.J. Oshie: 12 points in 154:20.

Alexander Steen: 10 points in 151:56.

David Backes: 13 points in 136:01.

Derek Roy: 16 points in 133:36.

The Blues were 0-18 this week and are now 45-207 (T4) this season.


Joe Thornton: 16 points in 222:44 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Marleau: 16 points in 218:44.

Joe Pavelski: 21 points in 208:53.

Dan Boyle: 13 points in 190:04.

Logan Couture: 11 points in 165:04.

Jason Demers: 9 points in 111:47.

San Jose was 1-13 this week and are 37-215 (18) this season. The second unit participated in the scoring as Matthew Nieto scored with Tommy Wingels and Matt Irwin drawing the assists. 


Martin St. Louis: 16 points in 200:57 minutes of power play time.

Teddy Purcell: 13 points in 193:11.

Valtteri Filppula: 13 points in 172:31.

Tyler Johnson: 8 points in 157:17.

Alex Killorn: 6 points in 113:18.

Victor Hedman: 7 points in 110:58.

The Lightning were 1-5 this week to bring them to 32-187 (19) in 2013-14.  Ondrej Palat scored as St. Louis and Hedman set him up. They could have Steve Stamkos back this week.


Dion Phaneuf: 9 points in 199:00 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 19 points in 195:20.

James van Riemsdyk: 15 points in 191:03.

Cody Franson: 17 points 178:27.

Nazem Kadri: 13 points in 135:06.

Jake Gardiner: 7 points in 130:01.

The Maple Leafs 0-4 this week and are 42-189 (2) in 2013-14. They actually jumped up two spots despite not scoring.


Daniel Sedin: 15 points in 226:05 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Kesler: 14 points in 219:51.

Henrik Sedin: 15 points in 187:01.

Jason Garrison: 12 points in 181:09.

Dan Hamhuis: 2 points in 134:09.

Alexander Edler: 6 points in 119:32.

The Canucks were 2-14 this week and are now 27-193 (28). Edler and Christopher Higgins scored with Garrison, Raphael Diaz, Alex Burrows and Jordan Schroeder adding assists.  


Alex Ovechkin: 27 points in 288:53 minutes of power play time.

Nicklas Backstrom: 31 points in 226:39.

Troy Brouwer: 13 points in 211:01.

John Carlson: 10 points in 185:01.

Marcus Johansson: 17 points in 184:49.

Mike Green: 13 points in 156:36.

The Capitals were 0-14 in the last seven days and are now 47-217 (T4) this season.  It’s been all or nothing for the Capitals this season on the power play as they were 0-15, then 6-18 and finally their 0-14 performance just before the break.


Tobias Enstrom: 7 points in 210:38 minutes of power play time.

Dustin Byfuglien: 20 points in 208:01.

Andrew Ladd: 9 points in 161:16.

Bryan Little: 9 points in 160:19.

Blake Wheeler: 12 points in 158:39.

Mark Scheifele: 4 points in 119:44.

The Jets were 1-6 this week and are now 26-194 (T24) this season. Ladd scored as Byfuglien and Wheeler set him up.   

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